I Hate Fibromyalgia Too!!!
I was 3 when i would be limping around and crying in pain...my Mom didn't know how to help me. She would take me to the pediatrician for test to no avail. He was always wrapping my legs up in wraps, taking blood tests, doing EEG's to test for sleep disorders cause I was forever not wanting to sleep or sleeping for days.
It wasn't until I was 16 that I was diagnosed at The University of Iowa hospitals. I was told I had fibromyalgia, put on ibprofen, and told to rest. Yeah, that really helped.
I was always told that it was in my head, that I shouldn't complain so much, that I had to get out of that bed for school...and none of the ppl who told me that, ever thought there was actually a name for the condition that I have.
Nobody i know understands my pain, and to this day no doctor has ever helped or even attempted to do so, except for one that was fired for giving out too many pain meds.
I live in consist, burning, horrible pain everyday...with only tylenol to help...which doesn't do anything but give me a stomach-ache.
My so-called fiance is half-*** supportive. On good days he is nice and caring...when we are fighting, he doesn't even care if I am having a flare-up or that stress may and does, for me, make it worse. Even as I sit here right now, he is accusing me of looking for a boyfriend. So, between that and my 4 kids who make messes all day, my horrible cleaning job that takes 2 days to recover from 8 hours of work...I don't live to well.
Does anyone else have the burning sensation in between each rib? This hurts...I deal with the ache in every joint and muscle, I deal with the sleep disturbances, and I even deal with the depression, but this burning is horrible in my ribs (front and back), that I can't barely breath sometimes...this has been going on for years. I can't live another 26 years like this...I am in pain and nobody in my personal life cares, so I am on here. Looking for some support, stories, and some sense of peace and confirmation that I am not crazy, that this does exsist and that I am not alone.